Did you see that? We did all 32 km walking!!!
Going through an agricultural area, we spent quite a bit of time examining the irrigation system. This is the way one passes the time (and learns a lot) on a long walk.
A farmer told me they couldn’t harvest last year’s sugar beets until now because of too much rain. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the sugar beets from a pile of rocks.
We stopped in Hospital de Órbigo for a proper mid-day meal.
We hadn’t planned such a long distance, but the day went well.
At the 28 km point we phoned ahead to make sure a comfortable room was waiting, and we kept walking. Soon the skies opened. It was getting dark and chilly so we had to stop in the shelter of a complicated overpass going over the train tracks into Astorga, and put on rain gear, even though we were only a couple of kilometers from our destination.
We were a bedraggled pair walking into the Hotel Peseta, but I’m sure they’ve seen worse. We enjoyed the amenities of the nice hotel.
We had a dinner in the company of an Austrian gentleman who we had met a few hours before when we helped him straighten out his rain poncho.